Wakefield Learning Disability and Autism Partnership Board

The board helps us make sure that we meet the needs of people with a learning disability in Wakefield. It meets every two months.

Membership of the board is made up of:

  • family carer representatives
  • people with a learning disability
  • senior managers from the Council
  • Health representatives from services who work with people with a learning disability

You can find out more about what we have done in the last year by reading our:

  • Learning Disability Annual Joint Health and Social Care Self-Assessment Framework
  • Autism Self Assessment
  • Winterbourne View Local Stocktake


Meeting papers

Read the minutes from the Partnership Board meetings to find out what we talked about and what was decided.

Next meetings

  • Thursday 19 April
  • Thursday 12 July
  • Thursday 4 October

All meetings start at 10:30 am and finish at 1 pm. They take place at Sandal Rugby Club, Milnthorpe Green, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7DY.

Delivery Groups

The Partnership Board has a number of delivery groups that work on different priority areas.

  • Family Carers Group - involving and supporting carers of people with learning disabilities.
  • Employment Sub Group - supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health, Autism and Hidden Impairments into work.
  • Autism Steering Group - monitors the implementation of our local and National Autism Strategy.
  • Strategic Health Group - this includes the Patient Experience Group (PEG).
  • Challenging Behaviour Strategy Group - working on the recommendations from the Winterbourne View Concordat.
  • Lift Up Friends Advocacy Group - these represent the views, wishes and needs of people with learning disabilities.

More information

If you would like to know more about the work of any of these groups please email smpearson@wakefield.gov.uk.

Health Passport

A Health Passport has important information about your health. Sharing this information with doctors, nurses, dentist and opticians, will help them to be able to support you better.

There is a VIP Hospital Passport to take with you when you go into hospital. We want more people to fill these in.

Transforming Care Partnership

Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley (CKWB) Transforming Care Partnership Plan

The Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley Transforming Care Partnership have developed a programme to transform community infrastructures and reshape services for people with learning disabilities, autism or both.

Easy read version of the full plan

The plan focuses on developing quality community services with crisis response teams to support people with a learning a disability, autism or both and their families and carers to improve the quality of support people get and prevent them being admitted into hospital.

The Partnership is developing local children and young people Care, Education and Treatment Reviews panels, creation of an at “risk of hospital admission register” and publication of information for parents and professionals by March 2018.

Care and Treatment Plans

Clinical Commissioning Groups and local authorities from Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley have come together as a Transforming Care Partnership. The Partnership is working together to improve services which includes undertaking review processes called Care and Treatment Reviews for adults or Care, Education and Treatment Reviews for children and young people with learning disabilities, autism or both.

A free e-learning package provided by NHS England is recommended for anyone who may be involved in either process. The sessions are for Experts by Experience - carers and people with learning disabilities, Clinical Advisers, Commissioners, Provider Services and Professionals, Tribunal Services and Legal Representation, Health and Social Service staff, people with a lived experience and family members.

Short introductory You Tube video

The e-learning can be accessed directly

If after completing the training you need further information, please contact Judith Hall the Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley TCP Programme Co-ordinator by telephone 01484 464111 or by e-mail to judith.hall6@nhs.net